Civil 3D for Project Managers

Your ability to view and navigate 3D models is essential to keeping up with technology. Your ability to verify the design specifications are met by the 3D model is very important.
You do not need extensive CADD skills just the basic tools for navigation and checking dimensions, slopes, areas, and volumes. 3D models can help you find utility conflicts or slope overruns outside the ROW. Civil 3D and Microstation are both 3D modeling tools.

2D sheets are not the future. 3D models are here and now.

2D Sheets are not the future. 3D models are here and now. The first step for a project manager is to learn to use model viewing tools. If you don’t have Civil 3D installed on your computer you can install DWG TruView for free from Autodesk. It is OK to ask for help. The FDOT CADD Support staff are there to assist you.

Civil 3D has a mature set of features and workflows developed over the past 14 years.

Project managers need a CADD production team that has confidence they can complete a project using the FDOT Civil 3D State Kit.  Build your team’s skills with training and on the job mentored experiences.  Add “Learn 3D Tools” to your to-do list. Be persistent with your learning efforts. Lean on the experts at FDOTCAD.com to build your confidence in Civil 3D as your go-to workflow for project deliverables.

FDOT2018 Civil 3D State Kit MR5 released Apr 3, 2019

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The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit Maintenance Release 5 was released April 3, 2019.
The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit is on a quarterly release cycle for updates. Use the link below to find the installation file and Installation Guide.
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm
There is no Release Notes link. You must find the Release Notes after you install MR5. C:\FDOT2018.C3D\FDOTC3D2018-MR5ReleaseNotes.pdf
Use the advice I share in this mind map to perform the installation and apply the updates correctly.

FDOT2019 Civil 3D Maintenance Release 2 released Apr 3, 2019

The FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit was released on October 1, 2018. This is the second Maintenance Release for this product, however the description on the FDOT web site is incorrect and should read as follows:

This is the install file for the second [Maintenance] release of the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State kit Software.

Below is the link for the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR2 and Installation Guide.
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2019CADDSoftware.shtm

At this time there is no link to the Release Notes on the web site.   The 2 page document can be found after you install at C:\FDOT2019.C3D\FDOTC3D2019-MR2ReleaseNotes.pdf .

The Installation Guide recommends you read that entire document before you install. I also recommend you do so. It has useful information that can save you some trouble. For instance, you must uninstall the FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit before installing MR2.

As a best practice find and install the updates to AutoCAD 2019, AutoCAD Map 3D 2019, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 before installing FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR2.  Updates can and often do get installed after the FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit is installed without any problems.

Please review my guide to Autodesk Software Updates (published in a mind map format). This guide provides the necessary information required to navigate the overly complex process of finding and installing Autodesk software updates.  Advice on installing the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR2 and FDOT2018 Civil 3D State Kit MR5 are also found in the  Autodesk Software Updates guide.

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FDOT2019 Civil 3D Maintenance Release 1 released Jan 4, 2019

The FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit was released on October 1, 2018. This is the first Maintenance Release for this product, however the description on the FDOT web site is incorrect and should read as follows:

This is the install file for the first [Maintenance] release of the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State kit Software.

Below is the link for the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR1 and Installation Guide.
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2019CADDSoftware.shtm

At this time there is no link to the Release Notes on the web site.   The 3 page document can be found after you install at C:\FDOT2019.C3D\FDOTC3D2019-MR1ReleaseNotes.pdf .

The Installation Guide recommends you read that entire document before you install. I also recommend you do so. It has useful information that can save you some trouble. For instance, you must uninstall the FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit before installing MR1.

As a best practice find and install the updates to AutoCAD 2019, AutoCAD Map 3D 2019, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 before installing FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR1.  Updates can and often do get installed after the FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit is installed without any problems.

Please review my guide to Autodesk Software Updates (published in a mind map format). This guide provides the necessary information required to navigate the overly complex process of finding and installing Autodesk software updates.  Advice on installing the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State Kit MR1 and FDOT2018 Civil 3D State Kit MR4 are also found in the  Autodesk Software Updates guide.

FDOT2018 Civil 3D State Kit MR4 released Jan 4, 2019

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The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit Maintenance Release 4 was released January 4, 2019.
The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit is on a quarterly release cycle for updates. Use the link below to find the installation file and Installation Guide. There is no Release Notes link. You must find the Release Notes after you install MR4.
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm
Use the advice I share in this mind map to perform the installation and apply the updates correctly.

FDOT2018 C3D MR3 released Oct 1, 2018

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The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit is on a quarterly release cycle for updates. Use the link below to find the installation file, Installation Guide, and Release Notes.
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm
Use the advice I share in this mind map to perform the installation an apply the updates correctly.

FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit released Oct 1, 2018

The FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit was released on October 1, 2018. At this time there is no Installation Guide nor Release Notes on the web site. You can find the Installation Guide after you install the State Kit at C:\FDOT2019.C3D\FDOT2019-Civil3DStateKit-InstallationGuide.pdf (ready, fire!, aim) Please refer to the FDOTC3D2018 MR3 post for installation instructions that should be applicable to the 2019 release. Find and install the updates to AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D by using the method suggested in the mind map on the FDOTC3D2018 MR3 post.

http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2019CADDSoftware.shtm

FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR2 Release, (version 01.02.00)

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FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR2 Release, (version 01.02.00) is now available (2018-07-03).
This Maintenance Release contains file changes, new files and Application Enhancements that have occurred since FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit was released on 2018-03-30. Maintenance releases are now on a quarterly schedule. In October 2018 you may or may not see a version of the FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit.
Installation Guide, Release Notes, and Download Link are available here:
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm

There are a few things you need to do to your existing installation of Civil 3D 2018 prior to installing this new version of the State Kit. This short video I made for someone installing an older version of Civil 3D is applicable to what you need to look for and how to find it for Civil 3D 2018. Remember, you need to find and install service packs for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking, Autodesk ReCap if they exist. They are released separately so make a thorough search and take notes while you are searching. Your best choice and sometimes your only choice to find the latest updates are by logging into https://manage.autodesk.com Follow the advice in the video about reading the release notes for each service pack. Since there are many details to keep track of make a spreadsheet to list what you need to download. Include the stages of progress in your checklist. It’s very helpful to keep a list of what to install and space to acknowledge each completed stage. Also, when you download a trial version of Civil 3D or the installation files from your Autodesk account you are getting the initial release without the updates. After any new install you should find and install the available updates.
Autodesk installs the Autodesk Desktop App which is supposed to make it easier to keep your software up to date. I have not fully embraced it yet. It might work for you. I have heard some IT departments do not include it in their deployments. Just another reason to follow my method for finding and installing updates in your Autodesk account.
Release notes for MR2 do not mention the change in the Pipe Network Parts. The index numbers for Drainage Structures has changed. The correct version of MR2 has the new index numbers. The released version of MR2 does not. You must contact CADD support to request the corrected files.
Do you see this message when installing?

This error message indicates the software cannot be updated. You need to uninstall the State Kit currently installed then install MR2.
 

FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR1 Release, (version 01.01.00)

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FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR1 Release, (version 01.01.00) is now available (2018-03-30).
This Maintenance Release contains file changes, new files and Application Enhancements that have occurred since FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit was released on 12-22-2017.
Installation Guide and Download from:
http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm

There are a few things you need to do to your existing installation of Civil 3D 2018 prior to installing this new version of the State Kit. This short video I made for someone installing an older version of Civil 3D is applicable to what you need to look for and how to find it for Civil 3D 2018. Remember, you need to find and install service packs for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking, Autodesk ReCap if they exist. They are released separately so make a thorough search and take notes while you are searching. Your best choice and sometimes your only choice to find the latest updates are by logging into https://manage.autodesk.com Follow the advice in the video about reading the release notes for each service pack. Since there are many details to keep track of make a spreadsheet to list what you need to download. Include the stages of progress in your checklist. It’s very helpful to keep a list of what to install and space to acknowledge each completed stage.
There are no release notes for MR1 at this time.

This error message indicates the software cannot be updated. You need to uninstall the State Kit currently installed then install MR1.